Two months after my last post, checking back in. The news is unbearably sad or infuriating in turn these days here in the US. And yet there is still beauty and love.
On Saturday, we walked down the street to the Boston Pride Parade, which was fun and joyful despite the drizzle. A very long parade and disparate or maybe inclusive is the word - gay dad groups, drag queens, LGBT sports teams, church groups of all stripes, public education advocates, a pet rescue group, many large local corporate sponsors, and our liberal politicians including both of our US senators (including Elizabeth Warren, which was rather thrilling since she's becoming quite the rock star). With all the hateful stupidity bubbling up around the country, it's heartening to know at least that I live in a state with sane, progressive representatives.
Otherwise, we are enjoying the long summer days, which have been on the cool side lately, which I am perfectly happy with. I'll not be doing much beach going and sunning this summer after suffering through the past month healing from the excision of a swath of skin off my back to remove a basal cell carcinoma, nothing serious but very uncomfortable (and not at all easy to wash and dress by myself twice a day, bandage in one hand and mirror in the other navigating against reverse reflection to position the bandage in just the right spot). Better now a month later, no more bandage at least.
We did get up to Rockport one very hot day in May, thinking the sea breezes would be cooling. No other road trips this summer as yet, but the summer has only just begun.
We have one more weekend together before we both fly off for a few days - me to visit my dad and D to attend a wedding (a friend's son). And then we have the 4th of July long weekend after we're back and some vacation time on the Cape in early August. Our summers are short here and go by so fast. Probably best to turn off the news and social media as much as possible and enjoy the long days while they're here.